The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways

The Classic Holiday Pies, 12 Ways at www.happyhourprojects.com

When we were growing up, there were 3 pies at our Thanksgiving table: apple, pumpkin, and pecan.  I’m an apple pie fan, personally, but all three have a well-earned spot at any holiday dinner.  When I browse for recipes this time of year, it seems that my family is a lot like all of yours […]

Holiday Entertaining: Choosing a Great Wine

Sonoma

This post brought to you by Sonoma-Cutrer Vineyards. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. Maybe it says a lot about my family (ahem), but there’s always a bottle of wine (or a couple) on the table for big family gatherings.  It’s just something a little bit indulgent that most […]

#ShareAwesome: A Guide For Safe Sharing

Raya Pancake

You can imagine, as a blogger, I live a LOT of my life online.  Visibly.  To strangers, as well as friends.  These days – so much is online, and once it’s out there, it’s out there.  That photo.  That status update.  That post.  But that’s a good thing.  That’s connecting.  It’s reaching out.  It’s making friends. […]

5-Day Challenge: Heal Your Winter Skin

Vaseline 5-Day Winter Comfort Challenge 1

This post brought to you by Vaseline. The content and opinions expressed below are that of Happy Hour Projects. So.  I live in Michigan.  And it’s already snowing here.  So you can imagine, “winter skin” is something I battle for pretty much half the year, haha.  Last week, Vaseline sent me a care package laying out a […]

Day of the Dead Cocktail: The Bloodshot Margarita

Day of the Dead Bloodshot Margarita at www.happyhourprojects.com #DayoftheDead

Hey friends, today I’m mixing up a Day of the Dead cocktail with Casa Noble tequila!  They sent me a bottle of their crystal tequila to share a new recipe with you all (because apparently, they know the way to this girl’s heart is with a delicious cocktail.  Just ask my husband, the bartender). So […]

Slow Cooker Meal: Garlic & Herb Pork Sirloin with Red Potatoes and Carrots

Slow Cooker Oe-Dish Meal with Smithfield Seasoned Pork Roast at www.happyhourprojects.com

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group® and Smithfield®, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #PutPorkontheMenu http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV Raise your hand if you have tons of time every day to make a delicious balanced dinner with plenty of time to spare… anyone?  Beuller?  Yeah, me neither!  I […]

Half Pint Cherry Cheesecakes in Flower-Topped Mason Jars

Flower Topped Mason Jar Cheesecakes at www.happyhourprojects.com

Okay, I know it’s not a brand-new idea to make mason jar desserts, but I was going through my recipe book a few weeks ago, and I ran across a recipe that a friend of mine from my childhood had written for me about 20(!!) years ago for mini cherry cheesecakes that we made at one […]